2-3 Shift Flair From Automatic Transmission on Mitsubishi Endeavor

The automatic transmission may develop a 2-3 shift flair. This is commonly caused by an internal fault related to the reverse clutch assembly. Replacement of the rear housing and reverse clutch assembly may be required to correct this concern.

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Average mileage: 152,432 (14,000–980,000)
Drive Trains affected: AWD, FWD
4 model years affected: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
23 people reported this problem
16 people shared problem details
2005 Mitsubishi Endeavor- AWD154,650
Strong vibration between 25 - 40 MPH (when shifting) appears to NOT be in the tires or drive shaft (U-joints are tight) I will get the transmission evaluated ASAP
transmission slip 2-3
Transmission shutters when shifting gears or coasting. I took my 05 AWD Endeavor to the Mitsubishi dealer and they tell me they don't work on transmissions and I would have to take it to a transmission shop..! I did a little research and called a couple of other places for estimates all saying I need to replace the transmission. I'm told 11 hours to do the job including a used transmission from a salvage yard total $3,400. So far, my research is that this is a common problem and I would need to repair or replace rear housing and reverse clutch assembly. I haven't got an estimate yet for that cost.
2005 Mitsubishi Endeavor- FWD127,000
The same problem
2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor- AWD115,000
Trouble started right after I was talked into changing out the trans. fluid while having my oil changed at a local oil change shop. Apparently they used the wrong fluid which was not specific to Mitsubishi. Transmission shop installed additives to "correct the problem". Shuddering stopped for a week or so but started again. Now seems to be worse than before. Research reveals that this is a common problem with this transmission. Mitsubishi should have recalled this long ago.
2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor- AWD109,000
The wife was 1 hour into a 17 hr crosscountry trip and while on the freeway the car suddenly dropped into neutral. She was able to exit and park off the freeway. She drove it ever so slowly to a shop that was near by. We are told the tranny needs to be replaced and looking at a near $4000 bill to fix a car we paid $10000 for, dissappointing!
2005 Mitsubishi Endeavor- AWD90,566
problem between 2-3 gears, not fixed yet
2005 Mitsubishi Endeavor- AWD70,000
Same issue
2006 Mitsubishi Endeavor- FWD980,000
Missing at 30 to 40 mph
2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor- AWD61,000
Purchased used with 37,000 miles on it. 1 week after getting car started to have trouble. Had a warranty so they replaced Trans with rebuilt one. 2 years later same thing happened and the trans had to be replaced again. Still have the hard shift with the 2- 3 flare. AAMCO does not know what to do to fix it!
2005 Mitsubishi Endeavor- AWD117,000
Car started vibrating weirdly on highway. Pulled over and it seemed to go away. Continued on pulled over at gas station and car vibrated loudly and wouldnt go into park drive or reverse. Waiting on diagnostic but told the transmission is shot.
2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor- AWD14,000
The transmission has n strong noise when the mileage was less than 40,000. While driving the noise was very loud and I parked. The change even though it was in 3 stayed in neutral. Bring it to a mechanic who tells me there to repair the transmission.
I had the same problem. Took it to a trans shop they told me the rings were bad and needed to be replaced. For that and the reprogramming of the trans and of course labor I paid $934.
2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor- AWD142,000
When trans needs to shift to 3rd gear, it will jump to neutral instead. Local reputable shop recommended replace with rebuilt trans at $3700.
2005 Mitsubishi Endeavor- AWD68,000
Snap ring brings and trashes transmission causing 3200 dollar repair
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